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STS Director Paul Edwards published an analysis piece in The Conversation about climate change as an infrastructure problem. Most of America’s 107,000 gas stations can fill several cars every five…
STS Director Paul Edwards announces the first recipient of a new annual award that recognizes an STS student, TA or staff member who made a special contribution to social justice for historically…
Lochlann Jain is a professor of anthropology. Jain’s scholarship intersects between science and technology studies, history, political economy, gender and sexuality, biology and medicine. In…
Gabrielle Hecht sees the world differently from most of us. The Stanton Foundation Professor in Nuclear Security, she reviewed the standard story of nuclear weapons – that they divide the world into…
Humanity faces its most dangerous century yet. Together, we can work to reduce existential risks. SERI (the Stanford Existential Risk Initiative)  will be bringing together the academic and…
On February 18,  our panel featuring three STS '20 alums shared stories and strategies for pandemic career building. Hailing from a variety of industries and career pathways, they shared their…
The Program in Science, Technology & Society, in collaboration with the Stanford Existential Risks Initiative and the Center for International Security and Cooperation, is pleased to offer seed…
The Waring Historical Library is now accepting applications for our W. Curtis Worthington, Jr. Essay Contest which was established to encourage students to contribute to scholarship about the history…
  Dr. Alondra Nelson has been named Deputy Director for Science and Society — a new position — in the Biden administration’s Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).  Among her many…
As you may have read in this recent message, we are planning to welcome juniors, seniors, and other students with approved exceptions to campus this spring. Stanford will provide updates through this…
Intersect is an international, peer-reviewed, interdisciplinary, STS-focused, academic research journal run by undergrads that publishes online quarterly at intersect.stanford.edu.  It is one of only…
Stanford will proceed with plans to welcome frosh and sophomores to live on campus in the winter quarter, but in light of public health conditions, will adopt a phased undergraduate arrival process…
Message from the Director:    It’s almost Thanksgiving: a moment for celebration, reflection, and looking ahead.   We all deserve to celebrate, just for surviving the first quarter of academic…
In May 2020, STS hosted our first Zoom version of the annual STS Honors Symposium.  Professor Kyoko Sato and her teaching assistant Efrain Brito worked tireleslly to support the students and their…
Stanford Daily Reporter, Melanie Zhou interviewed Professor Paul Edwards and STS 51 TA Jasmine Reid about the new STS series "Race in Science"